Karl Kopp, owner of the downtown restaurant Elsa’s on the Park, plans to redevelop the 137-year-old J.L. Burnham Building at 100-106 E. Seeboth St. in Milwaukee’s Walker’s Point neighborhood, according to plans submitted to the city.
Kopp plans to open a restaurant in the building. His plans for the building include a 4,200-square-foot dining area and a 525-square-foot courtyard on the first floor, offices and a 725-square-foot conference room on the second floor and offices and storage space in the basement.
During the condo boom prior to the Great Recession, Kopp planned to tear down the old brick building and replace it with a new condo building. However, plans to tear down the building were opposed by the city’s Historic Preservation Commission and that project never moved forward.